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Powder Horn: Samuel Harris (R-87), with Vignettes of a Portrait of Paul Revere, and a Scene of the Boston Massacre, 1770

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Black ink, watercolor, gouache, brown ink, graphite, and gold metallic pigment, with selective glazing on beige paper
Overall: 13 1/2 x 14 13/16 in. ( 34.3 x 37.6 cm )
inscriptions: Signed bottom center: Copied Aug./ 1891, by Rufus A. Griden of Canajoharie N.Y.
Inscribed and signed at lower center in black ink: "FAC SIMILA [sic] OF PAUL REVERE'S PICTURE...Copied Augt 1891, by Rufus A. Grider of Canajoharie N.Y."; inscribed at upper left: "The SAML HARRIS....", followed by a brief history of the horn; at upper center above vignette: "THE BLOODY MASSACRE perpetrated in King Street BOSTON on March 5th 1770...", with an extensive history of the battle
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group